Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beautiful Ruins

It may be because I'm wistful of our recent trip to Italy, but I truly enjoyed Jess Walter's book "Beautiful Ruins.

Beginning in a small Italian coastal village in 1962, we watch as local innkeeper Pascale becomes enraptured by a young american actress who has come to his inn "The Hotel Adequate View" to live out the last days of her young life. But, as the story unfolds we learn that she is not dying but is secretly pregnant with the child of one of Hollywood's leading men, who just happens to be filming the movie "Cleopatra" with Elizabeth Taylor in Rome.

As the story unfolds we watch as each of the characters lives unfold from the decisions they made that fateful summer. If you're looking for an enchanting read, I recommend this romantic novel full of joy, regret and lessons learned.

Grab your copy here!

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